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Prevalence and Incidence of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula

Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula: Rare Disease

Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula, or a subtype of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula as a "rare disease". More information about Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Aorta-pulmonary artery fistula diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

 

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